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Changes in the Bachelor's programme Economics and Business

On this page you will find the changes and transition arrangements for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Disclaimer

These changes are provisional pending definitive approval and adoption of the Teaching and Examination Regulations (OER) for the Economics and Business Bachelor’s programme in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Changes in first-year courses

In the 2017-2018 academic year, all first-year courses of the Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business will be replaced by new, similar courses of the new programmes Business Administration and Economics and Business Economics. You won’t switch to one of the new programmes, you will finish your Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business. If you don’t pass an old first-year course, you will then take a new course in 2017-2018 in accordance with the table below. For some courses, extra examination opportunities will be offered in September 2017.

Extra examination opportunities

For Marketing and Strategy + Organisation and Management only, extra examinations will be offered at the beginning of September 2017 because the content of this course is not sufficiently matched in a new comparable course. A pre-condition is that  you have received a positive Binding Study Advice (BSA). The Student Administration will register you for this extra examination by the end of  August after the BSA has been issued. There is no need for you to take any steps in this regard. If you do not pass this extra examination, you will be registered by the Student Administration for the new alternative course as stated in the table below.
If you received a positive BSA and need to retake a first-year course in the 2017-2018 academic year because you didn’t pass the Skills component of the course, you will receive information by the end of August about the transition arrangement for this situation.

If you don’t pass an old first-year course, you will then take a new course in 2017-2018 in accordance with the table below.

Old course

New course*

Marketing and Strategy

(6011P0149Y, period 1)

Marketing

(year 2 BSc Economics and Business, 6012B0323Y, period 2)

If Marketing is already a mandatory course in your study programme, you need to take an extra elective (6 EC).

Mathematics

(6011P0153Y, period 1)

Mathematics 1 for Economics

(6011P0236Y, period 2)

Microeconomics

(6011P0139Y, period 2)

Microeconomics 1

(6011P0233Y, period 2)

Accounting

(6011P0150Y, period 2)

Financial Accounting 1 for Economics

(6011P0230Y, period 1), or

Financial Accounting 1 for Business

(6011P0224Y, period 5, in the 2017-2018 academic year only)

Academic English and Skills

(6011P0143Y, period 3)

Principles of Economics and Business 2

(6011P0212Y, period 1+2+3)**

Organization and Management

(6011P0141Y, period 4)

 

Organizational Psychology

(year 2 BSc Economics and Business, 6012B0249Y, period 5)

If Organizational Psychology is already a mandatory course in your study programme, you need to take an extra elective (6 EC).

Statistics

(6011P0163Y, period 4)

Statistics 1 for Economics

(6011P0245Y, period 4)

Macroeconomics

(6011P0138Y, period 5)

Macroeconomics 1

(6011P0242Y, period 4)

Finance

(6011P0165Y, period 5)

Finance 1

(6011P0251Y, period 5)

Research Project

(6011P0161Y, period 6)

Research Project

(6011P0254Y, period 4,5,6)

* Course Catalogue of 2017-2018.
** Students that will take Principles of Economics and Business 2 in the 2017-2018 academic year as part of the transition arrangement, need to register in June for the waiting list (WL) of the course. They have to start this course after the first block, and will receive more information about the next stepts before the end of September.

Changes in second-year courses

There are no changes in the second-year courses.

Changes in third-year courses

There are no changes in the third-year courses.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the new Bachelor’s programmes

Is your question not answered? Please contact the Student Administration.

  • Why two new Bachelor's programmes?

    As of 1 September 2017 the BSc in Economics and Business will be presented as two new Bacherlor's programmes: BSc Business Administration and BSc Economics and Business Economics. The main reason for the split is the better national and international positioning of the programmes. With this the joint first year is cancelled.

  • When will the second- and third-year’s courses of the Bachelor’s programme in Economics and Business been taught for the last time and when will the transition arrangements published?
    • The second-year courses of the Bachelor’s programme will be taught for the last time in the 2017-2018 academic year. After that, you need to take an alternative course of the new Bachelor’s programmes. The transition arrangements for second-year courses will be announced no later than 1 March 2018.
    • The third-year courses of the Bachelor’s programme will be taught for the last time in the 2018-2019 academic year. After that, you need to take an alternative course of the new Bachelor’s programmes. The transition arrangements for third-year courses will be announced no later than 1 March 2019.

    Explanation:

    If you have a study delay now or do you foresee this in the future (this means that you will not complete your Bachelor’s programme within 3 years), you will be affected by changes in the curriculum of your Bachelor’s programme. These changes mean that some courses may no longer be offered and will be replaced with new comparable courses. Transition arrangements will state which courses you need to take in that case.